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Education (Elementary)

Library Resources for Elementary Education
Finding scholarly journal articles
Academic Search Premier (all topics) from EBSCO Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit elm database
Full-text articles in biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, religion and theology, sociology, etc. Tip: Click the check box to limit to Academic (Peer Reviewed) Journals.

ERIC (Education) Restricted Resource findit database
ERIC is the primary database supporting research in all areas of education, including psychology, administration, and library science.
Note: 1966 - present

PsycINFO Restricted Resource findit database
PsycINFO is the premier source for finding scholarly articles and other information relating to all aspects of psychology and related fields.

Professional Collection (Education) Restricted Resource findit database
The Professional Collection is a selection of more than 300 full-text journals for educators. It offers balanced coverage for any professional educator in the following areas: arts and humanities; child and adolescent psychology and development; drug and alcohol abuse; health/nutrition/fitness; learning disabilities; literature; school law; science and technology; social sciences; and sports/athletic training

Teacher Reference Center Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit database
Provides indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators.
Facts and background information
Available in the Reference Collection on 1st West

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society
REF HQ767.84 .E53 2004 Check MnPALS Catalog for Location and Availability
3 vol. Focusing on critical insights into the human past and contemporary social experience of children and childhood, article topics range from Abandonment to Zoos. Most articles are signed and include bibliographies for further reading.

Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood & Adolescence
REF HQ772 .G27 1998 Check MnPALS Catalog for Location and Availability
Brief but comprehensive articles on topics related to human development from birth through adolescence. Many entries were written by leading experts in child development. Most entries offer suggestions for further study.

World Education Encyclopedia
REF LB15 .W87 2002 Check MnPALS Catalog for Location and Availability
3 vol. Comparative, in-depth articles on education system of 233 countries. Includes history and background, legal issues, overview of educational system, pre-primary through higher education, non-formal education, and teaching profession. Most articles include a bibliography. Index and statistical appendices are included in vol. 3.

Available online

21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook Restricted Resource Some full text availableeref ebook
Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today.

FedStats Unrestricted Resource
More than 100 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public.

Nation's Report Card Unrestricted Resource
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and co​ntinuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas.

U.S. Census Bureau Unrestricted Resource
The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

U.S. Department of Education Unrestricted Resource
The Department of Education website includes valuable information on all levels of education, including statistical and financial information sources. The site provides a useful search engine.

National Center for Education Statistics Unrestricted Resource
This official agency site includes: Education Statistics at a Glance which is comprised of The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, and Projections of Education Statistics. In addition, there is a searchable database of NCES tables and figures. This search tool lets the user locate all tables/figures published in the inventory of NCES' "Education Statistics Quarterly"; the NEDRC (National Education Data Resource Center) Postsecondary Table Library; and many NCES publications.
Minnesota Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction Unrestricted Resource
The Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards define expectations for the educational achievement of public school students across the state in grades K-12.
Resources for elementary students
Films on Demand Restricted Resource database Resource contains video
Search for online educational videos from multiple disciplines and subject areas.

ELM: Electronic Library for Minnesota -- Resources for K-12 Unrestricted Resource Some full text availableelm database
ELM provides access to the following databases for use in K-12 environments: From Gale: InfoTrac Junior Edition for junior high and middle school students InfoTrac Student Edition for high school students Kids InfoBits for elementary school students Junior Reference Collection for junior high and middle school students Student Resources in Context for high school students From EBSCO: MAS Ultra-School Edition for high school students Middle Search Plus for junior high and middle school students Primary Search for elementary school students Unrestricted Resource
Featured new library books
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